The Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas (HWNT)– RGV Chapter will be hosting their monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 21st at Casa de Palmas Renaissance located at 100 N. Main St. in McAllen from 11:30am to 1:00pm.  The HWNT is a nonprofit statewide organization established in 1986.  HWNT’s purpose is to seek to promote the advancement of women in public, corporate and civic life through education, personal and professional development.  HWNT and its 11 Chapter’s state wide unite to celebrate the positive image and values of its’ Hispanic heritage and empowering women across the great State of Texas once a year as well.  Luncheon fees are $20 for members and $25 for non-members.

The RGV Chapter has members with a variety of backgrounds.  All though have one mission in mind….To empower themselves and to promote the women members.  Every month they get provided valuable information that may assist them in their daily or professional lives.  This month’s speaker is Ms. Betty Perez, an expert on native valley plants.

Betty Perez has managed her family’s ranch in northwest Hidalgo County for twenty years.  The ranch has been in the family since the 1930’s when her maternal grandfather bought it.  She oversees a small herd of cattle, a dry land farm and a native plants nursery.  Seeds are collected in the native brush on the ranch.  Her plants have been sold to the US Fish and Wildlife Lower Rio Grande Valley Wildlife Refuge, local nurseries, ;arks and the general public.  Also attending will be Marco Rangel, Education Coordinator for Quinta Mazatlan.

“We encourage women to attend and empower themselves with knowledge that Ms. Perez will be providing.” Noted Cynthia M. Sakulenzki.  “In addition it’s a great opportunity to meet other women and network during the event.  There is always someone new whose services you can use and at the same time, support other women in business.” Sakulenzki added.

To make reservations for the Luncheon call 212-7515 and 624-3249.